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2019 Toyota TRD Pro lineup is perfect for your off-road adventures

Toyota’s big plan for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show was to reveal their updated and more powerful 2019 TRD Pro lineup of off road ready models. These models consist of the 4Runner, Tacoma and the Tundra. One of the upgrades here is the 2.5 inch internal bypass shock absorbers from Fox. Customers can get any of the three models in shades like Midnight Black Metallic, Super White or the exclusive Voodoo Blue.

The Fox shocks are initially soft, but they become stiffer as the piston moves through it. The oil increases volume for better damping during hard driving - thanks to the external reservoirs. Dust boots, on the other hand, protect parts from debris.

First up is the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro that got suspension upgrades for when the road gets rough. The front part is raised by an inch, because of the spring, and there’s a larger front sway bar for easier handling. Important mechanical parts are protected by the skid plates that also give the TRD a better style. A set of 16 inch wheels was added and was finished in black. These are then wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar All-Terrain tires.

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Toyota unveils TRD Sport grade for 2018 Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV

Both the Toyota Sequoia and the Toyota Tundra may be tough vehicles but they don’t lack style. But how could we make these two vehicles – some of the largest in Toyota’s lineup – become tougher yet more stylish? Let’s ask the guys at Toyota’s in-house tuning shop, Toyota Racing Development or TRD.

However, before we know it, TRD has already developed a new grade for the 2018 models of both Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck and the Sequoia large SUV. This grade – called as TRD Sport – makes sure that performance and style go hand-in-hand wherever the Tundra and the Sequoia are driven.

Let’s start off with the Tundra TRD Sport. This grade is available in 4x4 and 4x2 models in CrewMax and Double Cab body variants of the Tundra pickup as powered by a 381-hp 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. Expect better road performance for this version of the Tundra thanks TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks as well as TRD front and rear anti-sway bars.

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Toyota shows off 26-feet-long Tundrasine limo/pickup concept at SEMA 2015

Toyota is showing off a limousine version of its Tundra pickup truck at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. This concept is called Tundrasine – a combination of “Tundra” and “limousine.”

From the name, we know that it is an extended and more luxurious rendition of the Tundra. It is based on the Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition 4×4 CrewMax 5.7L V8 full-size pickup. Then, the Japanese carmaker extended the length of this Tundra to become an eight-door limo-styled pickup.

As a matter of fact, the Tundrasine features a length of over 26 feet and a wheelbase of 235.9 inches. Its exterior is wrapped in Midnight Black Metallic finish while its interior is draped in custom and functional brown leather interior, taking inspiration from the cockpits and passenger compartments of luxury private jets.

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2014 SEMA Show: Toyota unveils Tonka Tundra monster truck

Toyota’s Tonkda Tundra monster truck can be easily distinguished at company’s booth from the 2014 SEMA Show. The first thing we notice is the new set of 20-inch custom Moto Metal wheels wrapped in 40-inch Open Country M/T Toyo tires.

Moreover, the pickup truck arrives with a 10”+ custom Bulletproof suspension as well as with a striking livery that includes bright red, yellow and black colours and a multitude of LED light bars as well as the “Emergency Rescue” logos.

Furthermore, the Tonka Tundra gets AMP research automatic side steps, bed side steps and bed rear step, a custom roof rack by Addictive Desert Designs. The front and rear bumpers were delivered by Fab-Fours Bumpers, while the pocket-style fender flares were made by Bushwacker.

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Performance is typically measured at the annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show, in terms of horsepower and torque. Now, the build team at Divine 1 Customs – led by celebrity chef Tim Love – is meant to make its performance known in terms of British thermal units (BTUs) and decibels. A specially made Toyota Tundra Tim Love Edition features an interactive tailgating experience featuring a 27-inch grill delivering 24,000 BTUs and a full Rockford Fosg ate audio system.

Steve Appelbaum, Toyota’s engagement marketing and motorsports national manager, remarked that the Tim Love Edition underscores the reason why the Tundra is the truck of choice for a number of hard-working Americans. He noted that the Tundra is more than capable of hauling equipment to a site during the week and pull tailgate duty at the stadium during game day.

Chef Tim Love owns a number of restaurants in Texas, including the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, the White Elephant Saloon and Woodshed Smokehouse. Known for his grilled, roasted, braised and slow-cooked meals and his Texas inspiration, Love boasts of the so-called dubbed “urban western cuisine” that has helped take the Fort Worth-area food scene to national fame.

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After we saw the Tahoe/Suburban Z71 and Texas editions, it’s time to take a look at other car manufacturers that brought something new to the 2014 State Fair of Texas. Gulf States Toyota introduced the new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition, a special vehicle that is ready to take you almost anywhere.

According to Toyota, the vehicle will be available exclusively in Silver and features a 4x4 CrewMax SR5 configuration, which means that it offers plenty of space for your outdoor gear. Under the hood, there is a potent 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine that generates 381 hp and bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

In addition, the vehicle is fitted with a two package that allows drivers to transport their boat, ATV or UTV. Moreover, the Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition Package consists of 20-inch Milled-Matte Black wheels and All Terrain Upgrade, custom Bass Pro Shops carpeted floor mats, Bass Pro Shops Off-Road bed decals, 5-inch oval black step tubes, spray-on bedliner, pocketed fender flares and stainless steel exhaust tip.

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This is the all-new 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series that will run in the 47th Tecate Score Baja 1000. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Toyota Truck Chief Engineer, Mike Sweers, will compete in the Full Size Stock Class this November 12-16 in Ensenada, Mexico.

As you can see from the photos, the new vehicle was heavily modified in order to face the tough terrain and comes with TRD tuned-Blackhawk Bypass Bilstein front and rear shocks, front springs developed by Eiback, rear springs manufactured by Deaver and 17-inch forged TRD wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich 37” Baja T/A KR tyres.

Behind the wheels there are new TRD Performance brake pads. A Wall Chromoly tube roll cage developed by Herbst/Smith Fabrication was installed too. Hella brought the Front and A Pillar lights as the driver needs to see everything by night.

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At last, the new TRD Pro Series from Toyota was revealed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. For the fans of 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner we have great news as these vehicles will get even more capable with the aggressive off-road packages designed from the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

The new TRD Pro Series 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will be equipped with TRD Billstein shocks with remote reservoirs, TRD-tuned front springs, TRD front skid plate, unique front grille with ‘TOYOTA’ badging, TRD floor mars, TRD shift knobs and black wheels. As you can see from the photos, a hot new color is available and it is called Inferno and is joined by Black and Super White.

In addition, the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro comes equipped with TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle, decreased spring rate, black 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin ORP tires, TRD dual exhaust system, TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping, unique interior seat color with red stitching and unique instrument panel ornament insert.

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After hearing about the Toyota Dream Build Challenge, two highly respected motocross athletes got together to transform the Toyota Tundra into one amazing desert sports vehicle. Josh Grant and Justin Brayton, who are both from Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), asked the JGRMX and N-FAB shops to build their dream vehicle.

The fact that these shops have a distance of over 1,000 miles between them doesn’t appear to be an issue. They requested for expandable electronic awnings and TV screens as well as motocross gear. To meet the oversize requirements, the team retained the front half of the 2014 Tundra with a CrewMax cabin and then got an 8-foot long truck bed from another Tundra unit.

The motorcross bike has a custom-built metal box as well as three TV screens on doors that swing open. If the riders aren’t competing, they can cool down while playing games on its TV using the console. They can also watch DVDs. Bike engine diagnostics can also be displayed. The truck is highly practical with a fridge, power washer, helmet dryer and space for tools, back-up gear and hydrogen tanks.

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The redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup truck will have a starting price of $25,920 when it becomes available to the buying public this month. The redesigned Tundra is offered in a new five-grade strategy: the hard-working SR, volume-leading SR5, the well-equipped Limited, and two premium grades “Platinum” and “1794 Edition.”

Tundra could be availed in three cab styles, two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax -- all available in 4x2 and 4x4.  Each grade boasts of good level of specifications and key standard features.

The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2014 Tundra is $25,920 for the SR grade 4x2 Regular Cab, 4.0-liter V6, with the range-topping Platinum and 1794 Edition CrewMax 4x4 grades powered by a 5.7-liter V8 are available for an MSRP of $47,320.

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Toyota Motor Corp. commenced building its redesigned 2014 Corolla and re-engineered 2014 Tundra on August 1, 2013. Toyota is building the 2014 Corolla at its Mississippi and Canada site and the 2014 Tundra at its Texas facility. The 11th-generation Corolla boasts of being bigger, yet more stylish and refined.

The nameplate, which is the best-selling in the world, had its last redesign in the spring of 2008. Most of the redesigned Corolla will be fitted with a continuously viable transmission, the first CVT in North America for Toyota. Coming as standard in the redesigned 2014 Corolla air conditioning, eight airbags, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, windows with driver-side one-touch up/down, and power door locks.

Other standard features include Bluetooth, in-glass AM/FM antenna, color-keyed outside door handles and mirrors, LED low-beam headlamps and daytime running lights. Toyota sold 4 percent more Corollas in July 2013 to 24,463 units. The Japanese carmaker also sold 5 percent more Corollas in the first seven months of 2013 to 183,435 units.

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While Detroit 3 carmakers – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler – are overhauling and revamping their full-sized pickup offering, the same could not be said for Toyota, which is introducing a reengineered yet little-tweaked 2014 Tundra. While some may wonder and criticize Toyota for taking a conservative approach for its pickup product, the Japanese carmaker is just taking some cues from a lesson learned in the past.

In 2007, Toyota introduced a redesigned Tundra powered by a new family of V-8 engines that dictate the tempo for technology and fuel economy in the pickup segment. The Japanese also opened a $2.2-billion site in San Antonio, Texas that could build 200,000 units annually, with ample space for expansion.

But then, the vaunted economy of the United States collapsed and shrunk to recession, causing sales of full-sized pickup sales in the country sank almost 50 percent. The wager Toyota has made on the US pickup market failed big time. Since then, expectations for the Toyota Tundra have been lower – something that is visible with the 2014 model.

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In anticipation of the growth in the truck market in the U.S., Toyota introduced a redesigned Tundra pickup truck last Thursday. Its highlights include a back-up camera, easier-to-use controls and other features. The Tundra was last given an overhaul in 2007 to enter a market for full-work trucks that’s ruled by General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Group LLC.

Back then, Toyota officials described the Tundra as its most significant launch ever. However, the launch of the Tundra in 2007 took place at the same time as a slowdown in U.S. home construction that damaged truck sales that year. This prompted the Japanese automaker to increase incentives in order to attract buyers. This time, truck sales are on track to surpass the increases that the overall U.S. auto industry had experienced.

Analysts believe that this trend will continue this year as the housing market gets better and automakers launch a series of new models. analyst Jesse Toprak said that Toyota’s timing was “off” last time. He explained that this time, Toyota has a “pretty good” timing when it comes to the housing market correlation. The 2014 Tundra, which is currently seen at the Chicago Auto Show, opens for media previews.

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As expected, Toyota unveiled today the 2014 Tundra at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show and honestly to tell you, this looks the most significant refresh of the popular pickpup since its launch as a 2007 model. According to the official press release, the 2014 Tundra will be available in five versions: the SR, colume-leading SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition.

Regarding the design, the 2014 Toyota Tundra comes with a new hood and grille, chromed grille, new front lower bumpers with a three-piece design, a new bed design, an integrated spoiler and “Tundra” stamped into the sheet metal. The integrated spoiler in the deck helps with fuel efficiency, while the tail lamps express a tool-like quality to match the appearance of the body.

Like the front bumper, the rear bumper changes from one piece to three, for lower replacement costs. Inside, the 2014 Tundra was improved and focuses on styling differentiation between grades and improving the availability of features most important to truck buyers. The SR5 features a professional gear theme, with metallic accents and bold contrasting fabric.

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Toyota Motor Corp. will launch the third-generation Tundra full-sized pickup at the Chicago Auto Show slated in February 2013. The all-new Tundra is expected to be made available to the public this spring, and is slated to become the third redesigned big pickup for the 2014 model year. The most recent overhaul of the Tundra was for the 2007 model year.

General Motors will roll out its redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups by early summer. On the other hand, Chrysler Group has updated its Ram pickup for the 2013 model year by offering more fuel-efficient powertrain options.

Carmakers are banking on a solid recovery in the housing market and construction activity in the United States to fuel higher demand for big pickups, which are considered as among the auto industry's most profitable vehicles.

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In Toyota’s latest update about the task of towing the space shuttle Endeavour, the automaker said that the Tundra will be towing the Endeavour over the 405 freeway on October 12 on the Manchester Boulevard Bridge. The initial plan was for the Tundra to tow the space shuttle on Bill Robertson Lane nearer to the California Science Center near downtown Los Angeles.

Because of this change, the towing equipment also had to be revised for weight distribution purposes. In a previous post, Toyota said that the Tundra would tow the Endeavour for part of its journey to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be a part of the permanent exhibition. As mentioned previously, the Endeavour has a total weight of over 300,000 lb, with the specially-built trailer dolly.

It is around 30 times the factory-rated sustained towing capacity of the Tundra. Toyota said that it has tested the truck and is certain that it can handle the weight.

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The space shuttle Endeavour will soon be permanently displayed in the California Science Center. Taking on the honor of towing the Endeavour on its last trip ever on Oct. 13 is the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. From Los Angeles International Airport, the Endeavour will travel for 12 miles on city streets to the Science Center, with the Tundra towing it for the last quarter mile.

The 2012 Tundra has been tested and is expected to safely tow the 300,000 pound historic artifact down Bill Robertson Lane in Exposition Park, near downtown Los Angeles. A stock 2012 Tundra CrewMax 1/2–ton pickup (the same as the models that could be found in Toyota dealerships) will tow the Endeavour.

Remarkably, it won’t receive any modification to boost towing capacity or increase its power. Toyota’s 5.7L V8 engine is used on the Tundra CrewMax, delivering a maximum tow capacity of 10,000 pounds. The testing was done with the assistance of The Sarens Group, a heavy lifting and engineered transport company, to make a dolly specifically intended to haul the Endeavour.

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The Ultimate Motocross Truck that debuts at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the product of the joint efforts of Toyota, DC Shoes and West Coast Customs. DC Shoes asked Motocross athletes what a truck should have so that the trip is easier. It used this feedback to determine what the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup would feature.

DC Shoes passed on this information to West Coast Customs, which took care of the build. West Coast Customs made use of a Tundra Double Cab 4x4 that was powered by a robust 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed electronically-controlled transmission with intelligence. In addition, the truck comes with a Tundras standard bed and is a certified Flex Fuel vehicle.

The special Tundra comes with a series of modifications so that it could be driven on the most difficult terrain and would have all the features required by a Motocross rider.

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Making its public debut at the 2010 SEMA Show is the new Toyota Tundra Sportsman Concept, a new pickup truck inspired by the outdoor tradition of hunting.

The car was developed by Toyota, Bass Pro Shops and their RedHead Pro Hunting Team members and serves two roles: one to push the creative boundaries of truck utility, while the other to remind consumers of how Tundra and Bass Pro Shops complete the outdoor sports experience.

The new concept is based on the 2011 Tundra Double Cab 4x4 equipped with the TRD Rock Warrior Package and 5.7-liter V8 with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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The MSRP for the full-sized pickup truck 2009 Tundra was announced recently by Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., which reflects a small overall average price increase of just $109, or 0.4 percent on all versions of Tundra. The basic MSRP will go from $22,490 for the Regular Cab with a V6 to $41,605 for the Limited Grade 4x3 CrewMax with a 5.7-liter V8. Tundra Grade Double Cab and Crew Max versions receive a typical chrome front bumper, while Limited CrewMax variants now provide the Power Memory Package as an option rather than standard gear.

The 2009 Tundra will maintain an offering of selected 45 model variants in three wheelbases, three cab styles, three bed lengths, three engines, three trim levels, and with 4x4 and drivetrains. In selected regions, the Tundra E85 flex fuel versions are now typical on 5.7-liter 4x4 models, producing an additional nine model configurations.

Furthermore, Toyota is extending buyer choice for the 2009 Tundra with the addition of two fresh Toyota Racing Development (TRD) selection packs. Compared with their regular gas siblings, the Tundra flex fuel variants generate the same superior performance in engine yield, towing and payload capacity and have the versatility to run on either E85 or regular gas.

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